Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey (CLHLS) Series

The Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey (CLHLS) began in 1998 and has been funded by a variety of sources over the course of the project. These sources include National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health grants awarded to Duke University, Chinese support, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the China Social Sciences Foundation, the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, and the China Natural Sciences Foundation and the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC).

The CLHLS provides information on health status and quality of life of the elderly aged 65 and older in 22 provinces of China. The study was initially conducted to shed light on the determinants of healthy human longevity and oldest-old mortality. Data were collected on a larger percentage of the oldest population, including centenarian and nonagenarian, than had previously been studied, with follow-up waves taking place after two to three years. With the oldest-old sub-population growing faster than any other age group, the CLHLS sought to investigate the demographic, socioeconomic psychological and health status of the oldest-old. The goal of the CLHLS is to determine which factors, out of a large set of social, behavioral, biological, and environmental factors, play an important role in healthy longevity.

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Most Recent Publications

2016
Feng, Qiushi,  Zhu, Haiyan,  Zhen, Zhihong,  Gu, Danan . Self-rated health, interviewer-rated health, and their predictive powers on mortality in old age. Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. 71, (3), 538-550.
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2016
Lei, Peng,  Feng, Zhixin,  Wu, Zhuochun . The availability and affordability of long-term care for disabled older people in China: The issues related to inequalities in social security benefits. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. 67, 21-27.
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2016
Lv, Y.B.,  Yin, Z.X.,  Chei, C.L.,  Brasher, M.S.,  Zhang, J.,  Kraus, V.B.,  Qian, F.,  Shi, X.M.,  Matchar, D.B.,  Zeng, Y. Serum cholesterol levels within the high normal range are associated with better cognitive performance among Chinese elderly. Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging. 20, (3), 280-287.
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2016
Yang, Lei,  Martikainen, Pekka,  Silventoinen, Karri,  Konttinen, Hanna . Association of socioeconomic status and cognitive functioning change among elderly Chinese people. Age and Ageing. 1-7.
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2016
Zheng Jiakun,  Liu, Junyi,  An, Ruopeng . Functional limitation and cognitive impairment among 80+ year old Chinese. Australasian Journal on Ageing. 35, (4), 266-272.
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2016
Zhong, Bao-Liang,  Chen, Shu-Lin,  Conwell, Yeates . Effects of transient versus chronic loneliness on Cognitive Function in older adults: Findings from the Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 24, (5), 389-398.
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2015
Han, Wen-Jui,  Shibusawa, Tazuko . Trajectory of physical health, cognitive status, and psychological well-being among Chinese elderly. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. 60, (1), 168-177.
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2014
McEniry, Mary . Data sources, measures, validity, and a description of the older adult population. Early Life Conditions and Rapid Demographic Changes in the Developing World. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Science and Business Media.
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2013
Bennett, Stephanie,  Song, Xiaowei,  Mitnitski, Arnold,  Rockwood, Kenneth . A limit to frailty in very old, community-dwelling people: A secondary analysis of the Chinese longitudinal health and longevity study. Age and Ageing. 42, (3), 372-377.
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